6 Nov 2012

Archbishop's visit to Turangawaewae 'uplifting'

8:42 pm on 6 November 2012

The leader of the world-wide Anglican communion has been in this country to attended the Anglican Consultative Council meeting.

Dr Rowan Williams lead a large delegation onto Turangawaewae to pay the church's respects to the Maori King, Tuheitia.

Archbishop Moxon says the church's relationship with the Kingitanga goes back to 1858.

He says the visit by the leader of the world's 80-million Anglicans has been able to bind the relationship even more closely.

Archbishop Moxon says Dr Williams was able to skillfully weave traditions and sayings of Turangawaewae into his speech on the marae.